[UPDATE] George Zimmerman Arrested For Domestic Violence

UPDATE, 6p.m.:  Zimmerman was charged with aggravated assault, battery domestic violence, and criminal mischief after he allegedly pointed a “long-barrel shotgun” at his girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe. Zimmerman also allegedly broke a table and pushed Scheibe out the front door, barricading it shut with furniture. [ABC News]

UPDATE, 3:30p.m.:  TMZ reports that Zimmerman’s girlfriend is reportedly pregnant. Due to her pregnancy, Zimmerman’s domestic violence charge is a felony. [TMZ]

George Zimmerman was arrested today for domestic violence in Apopka, Florida, after an alleged dispute with his girlfriend. Zimmerman was acquitted this summer in the murder of Travyon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old boy.

This domestic violence arrest is the second time that police have responded to a family violence incident involving Zimmerman: over the summer, he was accused of threatening his estranged wife Shellie Zimmerman with a gun and threatening to punch Shellie’s father. Shellie declined to press charges against Zimmerman.

According to news reports, Zimmerman is currently headed to Seminole County Jail for booking. We’ll update as the story progresses.


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